The wild is the hunting ground of the most dangerous predators out there, though some predators inhabit urban areas as well. Some animals are designed for speed and agility which comes in handy in the game of survival. However, there are those animals, whose natural design have made them into lean, efficient, hunting machines. Check out these 25 most dangerous predators in the wild. If you see one of these bad boys…run.
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Hyenas may not pose much of a threat during the day, but it’s an entirely different ballgame at night. As the most common large carnivore in Africa they have been known to hunt humans although this behavior tends to happen during wartime and disease outbreaks due to their strong affinity for human corpses.
Stellar Sea Lion
Also known as the northern sea lion, it is a near threatened species of sea lion that mostly inhabits the northern Pacific. A skilled and opportunistic predator, it feeds on a wide range of fish and even larger animals such as seals.
Although not typically seen as dangerous to humans, red foxes have been a nuisance towards human populations in the past, especially for farmers and others relying on livestock for their livelihood. This species of fox has a long history in folklore and typically expands its territory along with human populations.
While raccoons are hunted for their fur, there are now an increasing number of them in the urban areas due to the lost of their natural habitats. While these little creatures are not predators, you must still be wary of them as their bites can cause viral illness that cans result in death if treatment is not given right away. This has been a re-emerging public threat, so the best option is still not to approach them even if you saw them plundering your trash.
Tse Tse Fly
Also known as tik-tik flies, these are large blood sucking flies that inhabit much of Africa, between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts. Although they are not your typical predator they do carry diseases like African sleeping sickness that can wreak havoc and kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.